Shamrock Gift has a wonderful collection of elegant Claddagh rings from Solvar, a family-owned Irish company who has been crafting beautiful artisanal Irish jewelry in the heart of Dublin since 1941. Every single piece of gold and silver jewelry produced by Solvar is stamped at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle, who verify that the gold, silver or platinum alloy is up to standard and of the highest quality. Claddagh rings traditionally mean love, loyalty, and friendship in Irish lore: the heart is love, the crown is loyalty, and friendship is symbolized by the hands. Historically, if you were single, you’d wear the Claddagh on the ring finger of the right hand, with a heart facing outwards. If you are dating someone, you can wear the Claddagh with heart facing in to show you’re taken. You can wear it however you please, but that’s the old-timey way of doing things!